Call for Special Interest Group Discussants: 4th Annual Language Teaching Fair

The Center for Teaching & Learning and Coalition for Language Teaching and Learning LTF Planning Committee invite language instructors to submit proposals to participate in a roundtable-style discussion on language teaching as part of the 4th Annual WashU Language Teaching Fair.

The Center for Teaching & Learning and Coalition for Language Teaching and Learning Language Teaching Fair Planning Committee invite you to submit proposals to participate in a roundtable-style discussion on language teaching as part of the 4th Annual WashU Language Teaching Fair which will take place on Tuesday, August 23rd 2022 from 2:30-5pm via Zoom. Roundtable discussants will engage with others on the panel and share a few best practices from their own teaching with the audience. Roundtable presentations will be 10-12 minutes in length (depending on number of participants in roundtable), with time for discussion at the end.

Language instructors interested in presenting may submit a brief 350-word proposal to take part in one of the following sessions:

  1. Supporting Heritage Language Learners
  2. Gamification in Language Teaching (e.g., What kinds of games or game-based elements do you use in your teaching?)
  3. Using Educational Technologies in Language Teaching (e.g., What educational tools do you find useful for teaching language? This might include how you use Canvas or other university-sponsored ed tech tools like Hypothesis, Padlet, or PollEverywhere.)
  4. Supporting Students’ Conversational Skills (e.g., What activities or tools do you use to help students gain confidence with impromptu conversation?)

Proposals should include a title, provide a brief overview of what you’d like to share, and describe the applicability of the topic to a wide range of language faculty. Instructors are welcome to submit joint proposals if they wish to do so.

Preference will be given to proposals that have wide potential for transferability across course-levels and departments. In an effort to increase cross-discipline and department conversation, the planning committee will also seek to diversify departments represented on each panel.

Proposal deadline is Friday, July 1st! Proposals can be submitted here.

Please feel free to contact Meg Gregory, Center for Teaching and Learning, at meggregory@wustl.edu with questions.